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The green building and remodeling movement puts great emphasis on natural lighting, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. Moving air through our homes and distributing light can be, and usually is, accomplished by a combination of mechanical and passive means, with a fan and an open window f...
This gives new men to "Tree Hugger" Just don't forget to flash! hehe"703.3...Horizontal joints in panel siding shall be lapped a minimum of 1 inch or shall be flashed with Z-flashing.""703.7 Masonry veneer, general...Flashing shall be installed over steel angle and a minimum of 6 inches under t...
Lead Add from the 1920'sCan you beleive this add from the 1920's? That wsn't really the good ole days now was it? Cigerettes and Asbestos wsn't really thought to be a heath risk at the time either? Is there something in wide use today that will be known to cuse helth problems 50 years feom now...
If you've watched home improvement shows that focus on "curb appeal," you know that a coat of paint or stain on a fence can make a huge difference in the attractiveness of your home. But visual appeal isn't the only reason to renovate your fence --a worn out enclosure can also put the safety of y...
With the slowdown in the real estate market, more people are looking for ways to add value to their homes and make them stand out from the rest. One area that is of high interest to both buyers and home investors is the bathroom. According to Realtor Magazine, the national average return on inves...
The real estate market may be in a slump, but not all industries having to do with the home are in trouble. Companies that specialize in remodeling and renovation, particularly in the area of outdoor living, are doing extremely well right now. "People don't want to lose money on their biggest inv...
You want to know what the biggest scam going right now is? Its mold remediation. Some of these guys are absolute Charlotteans. As a home inspector in Charlotte NC I crawl under houses everday and have done so fo over 11 years. I know a healthy crawl and an unhealthy crawl when I see one. An ...